We stumbled across Amy’s Farm on our search for petting zoo alternatives. Our daughter Kairi loves animals, and we decided to check it out after a friend’s glowing recommendation. We weren’t disappointed. Driving into Ontario’s farmland felt like we were in a different state. The change of scenery allowed Kairi to see what it’s like to live on what she decided was “Ol’ McDonald’s farm,” and she had a blast.
What to Expect
It’s important to note that Amy’s Farm is a working farm. So you shouldn’t expect to be greeted or shown around when you arrive. Thankfully, the farm’s layout is easy to understand. From the parking lot, you can head straight to the animals lining the lot. From there you can see Goats, Pigs, Ducks, Chickens, Cows, Sheep, and some Horses. Circling behind the store, you’ll find a small petting zoo of Goats and a garden further past that. Taking your time, you can expect to stay about 30 to 60 minutes on the farm.
Our Experience at Amy’s Farm
We had a fun time visiting Amy’s Farm. Kairi loved seeing all the animals. Happily leading us all over the farm, Kairi meticulously brought us from one stall to another. Talking to each animal and asking us questions about what they were eating, sounds they made, etc. She didn’t want to leave!
We also bought a pumpkin from their pumpkin patch and some fresh eggs from the store. The eggs were delicious for breakfast the following day.
Should you go?
If your kids love animals, you should consider taking them to Amy’s Farm. It’s a little bit of a trek into Ontario, but it’s only an hour away from most of LA and Orange County. Perfect distance for a mini trip to gets the kids out and away from the city grind. Amy’s Farm is a fun, educational, activity the whole family can enjoy.
Visit the farm’s official website if you’re looking for more info. http://www.amysfarm.com/
For visitors looking for a more hands-on experience, you can set up a tour online that gives you access to feeding the animals, milking a cow, and picking vegetables from the garden. Tours can range from $8-30 depending on what you would like to do.
- Two Porta-Potties to the left of the Store/Cafe
- A place to wash hands with soap. No paper towels.
- Bring Sunblock and water (Ontario can get hot)
- Wear closed-toe shoes
- Plenty of free parking.
- The pumpkin patch is open in October
- Amy’s farm hints to $10 donation or purchase from their store
7698 Eucalyptus Avenue
Ontario, CA 91762
Open: Monday – Saturday | closed on Sundays
Public Hours: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Mon-Fri.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sat
Free! But… Suggested Donation: $10 or shop our Produce Stand
More From Us
Thanks for reading! If you plan on sticking around Ontario, we also recommend stopping by Logan’s Candies for some handmade Candy Cane’s. When we went, they were making them fresh for the holidays!
If you’re looking for an additional animal-centric thing to do with you’re kids check out our blog post on The Zoomars Petting Zoo in San Juan Capistrano. It’s still our favorite petting zoo in the area.
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